Good 31º some fog some clouds morning.
Yesterday the fog lifted early. We had a sunny blue sky day and topped at 73º.
Today is a military command... March Forth!
Picture of the Day ... LOL
On February 20, 1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office. Here are five interesting facts you may not know about the U.S. Postal Service...
While Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General in the United States, there have been several other big-names that have also served in the United States Postal Service. President Abraham Lincoln was himself a postmaster in his home state of Illinois. And according to the Postal Service's website, other famous former employees include Bing Crosby, William Faulkner, Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh, and Adlai Stevenson. That's quite the dream team of mail delivery folks!
President Jackson decided that the Postmaster General should sit in the Cabinet, thereby putting the office on the same level as the Secretaries of War, Treasury, and State—and putting the PG in contention to be the Commander in Chief. Although, the Postmaster General was last in line, it still put him or her a heartbeat, or dozen, away. The Postmaster General was finally removed from the Cabinet and from succession in 1971.
The creed of the U.S. Postal Service is “"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This is especially true for the residents of Supai, Arizona, who have their mail delivered by mule. Supai lies at the Grand Canyon’s bottom, where members of the Havasupai tribe receive their mail. The route is an eight-mile trip taken by mules and horses.
Until the mid-19th century, recipients—not the senders—usually had to pay for postage on the letters they received. As a result, people tended to refuse so many letters in order to escape paying for them, which caused the post office to spend an inordinate amount of time returning mail to senders. Postage stamps—which were prepaid—were introduced in America in 1847 and eliminated this problem.
If you want to read a lot more about the USPS, go here...
My Dad worked at the USPS Terminal Annex in Los Angeles for 30 years.
He wasn't involved with the mail, he was in charge of the heating and air conditioning in the building for the workers. He gave me a tour of the building when I was about 10. Back then the mail wasn't sorted by machine, but by workers. I was amazed the mail ever got sent as these workers were "slower than molasses in January"! They did more talking to each other than they did sorting mail.
From Mr. Food
Do you love bacon? How about cheese? If you nodded enthusiastically to either of those, then you're about to experience something wonderful...a Bacon and Cheese Lover's Pie. It's a quiche-style dish that's absolutely loaded with cheese, bacon, and some chopped spinach. You'll be smiling from your first forkful to your last.
- 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 17-ounce package)
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup real bacon bits
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Historically this date.......
1789 – In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
Births on this date include....
1888 – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
1913 – John Garfield, American actor and singer (d. 1952)
1938 – Paula Prentiss, American actress
Last night on the 6 o'clock local news Jack Church showed two of my pictures...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.